You want a career, not just a job. You want to be independent, with access to the resources of a larger organization. You want to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

If you’ve been thinking along these lines, a career with Northwestern Mutual may be right for you. While our financial representatives are responsible for the success of their own practices, they can rely on the training, support, products and resources the company provides to help clients achieve their financial security goals.

We expect a lot from our representatives, and we give a lot in return. We have developed an environment of mutual respect, where education, recognition, growth, and compensation are top priorities.

A career as a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in Carlsbad is as unique as you are. Why not see if you've got what it takes?  If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly productive, value driven environment, please contact one of our recruiters below.


Kara McCarron
Director of Recruitment and Selection


Kara received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She joined Northwestern Mutual in Atlanta in 2005 where she served as an associate financial representative. Upon moving to San Diego in 2011, Kara joined the newly opened Carlsbad office, where her main focus is to recuit and develop quaility individuals to expand the Northwestern Mutual reach in northern San Diego County.  Kara lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Loni. She enjoys traveling, sports, and spending time with her family.

Jinan Halim
Recruiting Coordinator



Born in Louisiana, Jinan and her family made the move to San Diego in 2011. She went on to pursue her education at California State University San Marcos where she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management. Jinan joined Northwestern Mutual Carlsbad in 2015 as a PR Intern where she helped coordinate Northwestern Mutual Carlsbad's first philanthropic golf tournament event in partnership with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The event helped raise money and awareness about childhood cancer and was a great success. Shortly after graduating in May 2016, Jinan took on the role as a Sales Execution Team member where she helped financial representatives manage their practice. Her love for connecting with people led her to wanting to pursue her career in recruiting where she is now the recruiting coordinator. Jinan lives in Carlsbad with her family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and going to the beach.

Career Changers

Changing careers doesn't have to be daunting. Coming from many different backgrounds and occupations, our financial representatives go on to develop successful business practices. With support from a quality organization, it can be an easy transition.

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Looking for a career that allows flexibility and exceptional income potential? Do you want top-notch training, mentorship and resources? Have you been searching for a company that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and giving back to the community?

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